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lin·ac

 (lĭn′ăk′)
[lin(ear) ac(celerator).]
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linac

(ˈlɪnæk)
n
(Nuclear Physics) short for linear accelerator
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Noun1.linac - ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path
atom smasher, particle accelerator, accelerator - a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
microwave linear accelerator - linear accelerator that uses microwaves
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Common forms of radiation currently used in radiotherapy include X-rays produced by electron beams from 'medical' linear accelerators, or linacs, that generate a type of radiation known as bremsstrahlung X-rays, which then target the tumour.
So, component parts such as side-coupled drift tube linacs and coupled-cavity linacs are due for delivery there between now and the early fourth-quarter.
Health Minister Seema Kennedy, in response, highlighted money already going in, including funding for radiotherapy machines known as LINACs (linear accelerators).
Whereas in the past the cooperation was on project by project basis, this agreement focuses on a strategic cooperation to provide a comprehensive solution based on C-Rad's SIGRT solution and Elekta linacs.
Currently, Centre integre de cancerologie de Laval is equipped with four linacs, all Elekta Synergy with Agility MLC, as well as advanced imaging systems such as CT, PET-CT and MRI.
Their physics support services include, remote medical physics services, testing and commissioning of new linacs, design and implementation of QA programmes and other medical physics needs.
'As part of this initiative, NSIA is considering an investment of up to US$10 million to fund the acquisition of a high energy Linear Particle Accelerator ('LINAC') (for external radiotherapy); a low energy LINAC (for external radiotherapy); a Brachytherapy system (for internal radiotherapy); a CT simulator (for radiotherapy planning); and Construction/upgrading of bunkers for the two LINACs.'
Besides SXRT and Grenz Rays, EBRT photons can be generated by linacs and are called MVT photons.
Josef Maringer, "Simulation of photon energy spectra from Varian 2100C and 2300C/D Linacs: simplified estimates with PENELOPE Monte Carlo models," Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol.
Ever further progress in radiosurgery for VS has been achieved in the past few years, and the requirements essential to performing a successful radiosurgical treatment have become available with several platforms (GK, various LINACs and, most recently, CK).
This study was designed to analyze the efficacy of strict hypo fractionated RT schedule of 21 gray in 3 fractions delivered on alternate days in 1 week with the aim that if proven to be efficacious, fewer visits to the hospital would result in improvement in quality of life of the patient, facilitation for the caregivers and reduction in workload on the Linacs. Simplicity and easy scheduling of this regimen are specifically facilitative for oncologists allowing them to pay more attention to patients requiring RT with curative intent.